Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) hosted a town hall meeting for its pilot ICT and Entrepreneurship training programme called the L.I.F.E. (Life Skills, ICTs, Financial Readiness And Entrepreneurship) programme which held in Ajegunle. In the presence of parents, stakeholders, volunteers, partners, community leaders and alumni of the program, certificates were presented to 10 alumni of #AjegunleLIFE who were deemed to have fulfilled all requirements for the completion of the program.
L.I.F.E. training is a capacity building initiative that aims to transform underserved communities in Nigeria as a model intervention for other underserved communities. It provided students with practical trainings on ICT and entrepreneurship, with the aim of preparing the participants to be self-sufficient.
PIN’s Chief Operating Officer, Tope Ogundipe in her welcome remarks said “L.I.F.E. since inception in 2007 has expanded to other locations in Aba (#AbaLIFE), Abia state and more recently Kano. Our aim is to reach more youths living in under-served communities in Nigeria.”
In a speech issued by the Executive Director of PIN – ‘Gbenga Sesan, he said, “it is very important for each of our alumni to go forth and train others in order to foster a truly empowered community. A candle loses nothing by lighting up others.”
The program ended brilliantly with a musical performance by #AjegunleLIFE 2015c students. It featured melodious singing, and powerful raps.